08 Sep 2019

A New MOMA

It’s a favourite destination whenever we are lucky enough to be in New York. And why not? MOMA has a staggering permanent collection of contemporary and modern art. • Vincent Van Gogh. Starry Night. 1889 • Paul Gauguin. The Seed of the Areoi. 1892 • Henri Matisse. The Dance (First

08 Sep 2019

Little Shop of Horrors

“I’m just a mean green mother from outer space, and I’m bad.” If you’re in New York, you might try to secure tickets to the Off Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. Directed by the Tony-winning Michael Mayer and with a fantastic cast – Jonathan Groff (and Gideon Glick for

25 Aug 2019

Da Vinci @ The Louvre

Remarkable genius Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci died 500 years ago, on May 2, 1519 . To mark this quincentenary, it is fitting that The Louvre – home to 22 Da Vinci drawings and the largest collection of his paintings in the world – is running an exhibit from

16 Aug 2019

Whistler Farmers’ Market

With all the activities summertime Whistler has on offer – mountain biking, hiking, zip-lining, white water rafting, picnic and lake swim – it’s still worth your while to visit the Farmer’s Market. Right in the Upper Village, at the base of Blackcomb, you’ll find musical entertainment and local artisans selling

02 Aug 2019

Manolo Blahnik In London

If you’re a shoe nut, you’ve heard of Manolo Blahnik. If you’ve followed Carrie Bradshaw down New York’s Sex and the City streets, you’ve seen the lust that Manolo Blahnik’s shoes can incite. If you’ve watched Marie Antoinette lounge about Sofia Coppola’s decadent sets, you might have lusted for some

23 Jul 2019

Gulf Island Boat Life

The sun is shining, the ‘Out of Office’ emails are ready to fire, and people are motoring and sailing about on adventures. Some of the boats are fancy, some rugged, and many are headed towards the Gulf Islands. How great it is to wander the decks and admire all of

16 Jul 2019

Whistler Public Art

Since serving as Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Whistler Mountain has been able to display the five interlocking rings. This Olympic symbol was designed in 1913 by Pierre de Coubertin. The Village rings continue to attract long lines of selfie-snappers looking to mark their time

05 Jul 2019

Coastal First Nations Art @ The Audain

We finally made it up to Whistler to see the gorgeous Audain Museum. Launched by Michael Audain, designed by Patkau Architects, it is just a beautiful place to experience art by renowned BC artists. As we happened to show up in a lunch lull, the quiet of the forest-backed building

23 Jun 2019

Manet In Chicago

“That’s always been my principal concern, to make sure of getting regular sittings.” So said 19th Century painter and portraitist, Édouard Manet, to his friend, Antonin Proust. “Whenever I start something, I’m always afraid the model will let me down… They come, they pose, then away they go, telling themselves

09 Jun 2019

Gabriola Island Summer Market

The sun is on semi-regular shine; school is soon out. And the Gabriola Farmers’ Market is running again – Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm, outside AGI Hall. 2019 brings familiar artisans and small batch farmers, along with new booths and creations. We find market visits a great way to